Beautiful & Easy Floral Congrats Tag with Gold Edge

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I spent the afternoon at Target rummaging through the home accents, trying to figure out what I wanted to do for today’s project.  Although I knew I wanted to make a floral Congrats tag for the Tag You’re It Challenge Blog, I had no clue how to do it.

Target is a great place when you’re stuck in a crafting rut. I came home with an idea, and after much fussing and trial and error, this cheerful thing happened 🙂

Congrats Gift Tag - Stamped images from Papertrey Ink, altered coffee mug die from Simon Says Stamp. To create the gold finish, swipe your watermark ink across the bottom of the tag, dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

First off, the lovely and talented Amy Tsuruta created the inspiration piece for Challenge #52 for the Tag You’re It Blog.

TYIC #52_AmyTsuruta

It’s a pretty neat birthday card with a tag as the focal point. Amy’s vase of flowers and color choices were my inspiration; I just swapped the layout of the tag and layered up my flowers.

To make the background I first die cut the shape, then swiped a generous amount of Versamark ink across the bottom. No dabbers required – just mash your pad straight on there. Swipe upwards from the bottom edge, though, so there isn’t a hard line where the ink ends.

Next, dip the tag in gold embossing powder and melt it with your heat tool.

Floral Congrats Tag with a Gold-Dipped Embossed Edge

As that was cooling down I realized didn’t have a vase die, so I grabbed the next best thing: a coffee mug die from Simon Says Stamp. I ran it through my machine with vellum and then carefully trimmed off the handle. Foam squares just under the flowers keep it in place, and the adhesive stays invisible.

Congrats Gift Tag - Stamped images from Papertrey Ink, altered coffee mug die from Simon Says Stamp. To create the gold finish, swipe your watermark ink across the bottom of the tag, dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

After the vase was in place, I grabbed a layered flower stamp set and stamped and die cut a couple of bunches to put in and around the vase to hide the adhesive. This particular set is from Papertrey Ink.

Congrats Gift Tag - Stamped images from Papertrey Ink, altered coffee mug die from Simon Says Stamp. To create the gold finish, swipe your watermark ink across the bottom of the tag, dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

Finally, I stamped the sentiment after I got the vase in place; it was much easier to see how to line up the words that way. I added black pearl flower centers and a sprinkling of green sequins for good measure.

Floral Congrats Tag - Stamped images from Papertrey Ink, altered coffee mug die from Simon Says Stamp. To create the gold finish, swipe your watermark ink across the bottom of the tag, dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

And that’s it – thanks for stopping in to check out my floral Congrats tag! Leave a comment below and let me know – how do you find inspiration? 🙂

<3 Niki



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6 Comments

  1. Ok, I’m in love… first with your gorgeous tag, and of course, with Target. I get lost in thought there at least once a week. Niki, whatever inspired your ideas worked out great! Thanks for joining in the fun at TYI.

  2. awwwww…I adore your tag! Love that you went to Target for inspiration (one of my favorite stores!) AND used the SSS Coffee cup die for the vase —->♡

  3. Wow such a gorgeous take on the inspiration tag love, love it. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You’re It.

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